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Animal Science

A SRUCcessful Farming Business

SRUC Edinburgh PhD student Jillian Gordon introduces us to Hillhead of Covington, a family run business with an SRUC connection. Hillhead of Covington is a dairy farm milking 400 Holstein...

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Student Profile – Jillian Gordon

Jillian Gordon from Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders studied Bioscience and Applied Animal Science at SRUC Edinburgh campus before embarking on a PhD.  We asked her why she originally chose SRUC...

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My Honours Project by Amy McLuckie

Applied Animal Science student and now SRUCSA Co-President Amy McLuckie focused her honours project on the effects of environmental enrichment on piglet behaviour. Amy was recently nominated for the first...

New Student Ambassador for Bioscience in the South West

Sophia Germain (pictured centre) is currently studying Applied Bioscience and hopes to go on to study Applied Animal Science at the Barony Campus in Dumfries, she  tells  us  a  bit...

Dyslexia and Higher Education by Jillian Gordon

As it is dyslexia awareness week, I thought it would be a sensible time to share with you all my story of dyslexia. Dyslexia was first discussed with me when...

Student Profile – Maria Stanisz

Maria from Poland came from a background in horticulture and for years worked in a garden centre before deciding to change her career path. “I put a lot of thought...

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Student Profile – Elise Wyld

Elise always had a love for animals and an interest in biology and chemistry. This led her to discover the Applied Animal Science course which combines both practical and theoretical...

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Student Profile – Caroline Smith

Applied Animal Science student Caroline Smith focused her Honours degree project on the views of cat owners in relation to cat health. With the invaluable help of SRUC, and utilising...

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Student profile – Johanne Straube

Applied Animal Science student Johanne Straube used her time at SRUC to gain invaluable research skills in order to complete her 4th year Honours degree project. Johanne has been heavily...

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Student Profile – Natalie Cartner

Natalie Cartner from Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway always knew she wanted to have a career in agriculture having come from a farming background. Having discovered the Applied Animal Science...